Kelly Clarkson, who recently released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album, Meaning of Life, is among the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of American Idol. Clarksons debut single, A Moment Like This, followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboards Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the years best-selling single in the U.S. Further, Clarkson is, without doubt, one of pops top singles artists, with 17 singles boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as Miss Independent and Because of You. Clarkson has released eight studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger, Wrapped In Red, Piece By Piece, Meaning of Life), one greatest hits album, and two childrens books (New York Times Top 10 best seller River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and the recent follow up River Rose and the Magical Christmas). She is the recipient of an array of awards including three GRAMMY Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. She is also the first artist to top each of Billboards pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts. This past year, Clarkson hosted the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" in addition to appearing and winning as coach on the 14th season of The Voice. She will reclaim her red chair for the series' 15th season, premiering this fall.
Source: Atlantic Records 2018
Kelly Clarkson returns to Darien Lake in New York State, on July 21 at 7pm. Her special guest performers were Pentatonix (an American a cappella group consisting of five vocalists originating from Arlington, Texas. Pentatonix formed in 2011 and in the same year they won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" which earned them $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music). After watching them performed, I could see why they won the show.
Kelly was also, so impressed by them, that she even did a performance to "Heartbeat song" together with them that was unbelievably breath taking. If you were in Darien Lake on Tuesday night you would see just how much she still remains striving for more. The graphic effects were amazing and matched up perfectly to the songs. She did a break-up mash to "Since You Be Gone" that made you just want to hop out your seat and start dancing. She also introduced us to a new heartfelt song "Invincible" that is going to take over the pop industry like a storm.
For a recently married and early into motherhood I can sure say this mama never stopped! Another surprise was, during the "open mic" slot, Kelly Clarkson gave one lucky YouTube winner a chance to perform a song of their choice, the ferocious Jamie Grace. She did a cover to Taylor Swift's "Trouble" on an acoustic guitar. She did such an amazing job that if someone doesn't sign that girl soon their crazy! And missing out! Kelly did amazing job on switching up and transitioning the songs.
Her greatest hits in my opinion were, "Catching My Breath," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," "Breakaway," "Because of You," and "My life Would Suck without You." Even though this she may have took some time clearly, she never slowed down! Keep it coming Kelly!
Review by Shelbie Gallagher, July 2015.